Donna M. Pagliara

August 7, 1959 ~ September 16, 2020 (age 61)


Donna M. Pagliara, 61, Altoona, passed away Wednesday at Geisinger Medical Center after a 5 year battle with cancer. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Regina Ruggery-Pagliara and the late Julian Pagliara.

She is survived by two sons: Andrew, an actor in NYC and Nicholas Pagliara, an attorney in NJ; a brother, Thomas Pagliara; and her mother.

Donna was an Altoona High School graduate and worked in sales and owned several businesses.

She enjoyed cooking, musicals and Broadway, traveling, and keeping up on the latest fashions. She had a huge heart and took pride in helping others and paying it forward.

Donna was a member of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament.

Friends will be received from 5-8pm, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020 in the Santella Funeral Home, where a vigil for the deceased will be held. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10am, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. 

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September 21, 2020

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Santella Funeral Home
1106-8th Ave
Altoona, PA 16602

Funeral Service
September 22, 2020

10:00 AM
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament
1 Cathedral Square
Altoona, PA 16601

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